Thursday, May 25, 2023

MN: 19-Year-Old Released Pending Investigation of Shooting of Antuan D. Jones

A man arrested in a St. Paul homicide Saturday was released later the same day, pending further investigation, officials said Monday.

Antuan D. Jones, 41, was killed in an alley in the Payne-Phalen area. Officers found him when they responded to a 911 call reporting gunshots fired near Payne and Arlington avenues just after midnight Saturday.

Police also received a 911 call from the family of a 19-year-old who reported he was involved in the shooting, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a police spokesman. He gave a statement to investigators and turned over the gun he used, according to Ernster.

Officers found a second gun at the scene of the shooting in an alley in the 600 block of East Arlington Avenue, police said. Jones, of St. Paul, had been shot and was pronounced dead by paramedics.


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